Aleksandra Vajd & Hynek Alt: Untitled (studio lights)
Analog C-prints, various sizes, 2012
Aleksandra Vajd & Hynek Alt probe into portrayals of the difference between the real and adopted spaces in photography. Many of these projects deal with the idea of abstraction in photography, exploring the indexical relation between reality and its image, despite the impossibility of uncovering what is represented. Wishing to create an open situation allowing for multiple levels of understanding, they repeatedly resort to similar generic contents. Their aim is to create a comprehensively ordered situation using various approaches to photographic representation, which, in the best of cases, serves as a starting point for the viewer’s interpretations.
Their focus is on a reflective attitude to photography, requiring the viewer to become aware of its limitations and powers, while also retaining the populist capacity of photography to celebrate the visual world in evocative images of consummate craftsmanship.
Aleksandra Vajd and Hynek Alt both hold BA and MA in Photography from the Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU). They are active as academics, collaborative artistic couple as well as working on their own solo projects. Their work has appeared in numerous shows in Slovenia, Czech Republic, Austria, France, Germany, USA, Japan,... Since 2008 we have been leading the Photography Studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. They are represented by Drdova gallery since 2013.